Composition Core Requirement

Composition Mission Statement

The composition core required by the Utah State Board of Regents is a two-semester sequence of courses: English 1010 and English 2010. The overarching goal of composition is to prepare students to enter the discourse communities of the university and larger society.

Students completing English 2010 will:

  • Identify connections between and among texts and their ideas.
  • Compose writing that is structurally coherent and unified.
  • Compose writing assignments with a clear thesis or main idea.
  • Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Paraphrase, summarize, and use sources appropriately.
  • Use MLA and/or APA, citation method correctly.
  • Make and support an effective argument.

(approved by Faculty Senate on 2/16/17)